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It's that time of year again as bicyclists throughout Greater Boston are readying themselves for the Rodman Ride, including Catholic Charities Laboure Center's own Sister Maryadele Robinson. This will be Sister Maryadele's seventh Rodman Ride, and, as usual, she has been training faithfully for months to prepare for this non-competitive 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through southeast Massachusetts. A sports enthusiast, Sister Maryadele was thrilled to learn that Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady is the Ride's honorary chair this year, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
Don Rodman, local businessman, philanthropist, and member of the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees, has supported social service agencies that support at-risk children in Massachusetts for many years. Never forgetting his Mattapan roots, Don began the Rodman Ride for Kids in 1991 as a way to engage the community in this collaborative effort to raise much needed funds for non-profit organizations across the region, including Catholic Charities. The Rodman Ride for Kids' mission: "to have every kid in our communities live as we would want our own kids to live."